Doha, 15 Nov. 2023
Mrs. Maryam Al-Attiyah, Chairperson National Human Rights Committee of Qatar (NHRC) emphasized that the committee’s pavilion, coupled with the two exhibitions and the awareness and educational activities planned for the ‘International Horticultural Exhibition – Expo 2023 Doha’ align with the exhibition’s objectives, integral to human rights. She underscored that human rights are at the core of the exhibition and indivisible from its essence, emphasizing Doha’s historical hosting of the World Expo, the first in the Middle East and North Africa.
She was addressing on the occasion of inauguration ceremony of NHRC Pavilion in the grounds of Expo 2023 Doha.
Al-Attiya highlighted this hosting as a beacon, showcasing the transformative model of turning desert landscapes into green areas. She noted that this accomplishment, once a significant challenge, now contributes to addressing global challenges such as water, energy, and food shortages, as well as climate change.
Furthermore, she emphasized the committee’s pavilion as a platform for disseminating human rights culture in society, fostering sustainable development, and instilling awareness of rights and responsibilities among diverse age groups, including children, women, people with disabilities, and the elderly.
Mrs. Al-Attiyah commended the committee’s experts for their studies and publications on the right to the environment, particularly praising the work ‘Protecting the Right to a Sound Environment in the State of Qatar’. She highlighted the study’s relevance amid the world facing numerous environmental challenges impacting human rights, elucidating the standards and principles governing the right to the environment from a human rights perspective.
NHRC Qatar Chief drew attention to an Arabic calligraphy exhibition on ‘Human Rights in Islamic Culture’. The exhibition showcases creative paintings incorporating Qur’anic verses and noble Prophetic hadiths, illustrating Islam’s alignment with modern human rights principles and promoting cooperation and dialogue between diverse cultures and civilizations.
The committee also organized a ‘Human Rights and Football’ exhibition adjacent to its pavilion, intertwining human rights, football, sustainability, and the rights of vulnerable groups. The exhibition’s artworks convey messages promoting the right to sport for all, the importance of achieving sustainable development goals, preserving the environment, and fostering camaraderie among people.